One of the endless reasons the little black dress is a closet superhero: it can transition
from desk to date night like nothing else. And any date night. Whether it’s your first date or
your hundredth, dressed-up or laid-back, the LBD really is up for anything.
While you don’t want to overdo it, this curve-skimming dress is anything but underwhelming.
To avoid a complete blackout at work, team it with a printed blazer and colored pumps or flats (or go the other way around with a blazer in a contrast color and patterned shoes). The transition to after-hours with this one is so easy you can literally pull it off in the parking lot: just ditch the blazer for a statement pendant and strappy heels after-hours. Makeup? Swipe on a pinky-nude lipstick and blush,
and you’ll be on your way to a second date soon.
Or 98th. Or 99th. Whatever the number, neither of you is going anywhere anytime soon. That doesn’t
mean you can’t change up your LBD game. Crochet is an unexpected twist that make this
dress subtle enough for office hours, eye-catching enough for off-hours.
Because of the pattern, you can get away with a cardi in the same color without risking black overload; just steer clear of dark tights and you’re set. This day-to-play swap is ridiculously easy because there’s really only one thing to add after five: a striking red lip.
We don’t mean just any movie night, either—we’re thinking more in terms of those trendy new movie
dinner theaters that have been all over lately. You can toe the line between casual and
dressed-up here, but just keep in mind that both offices and theaters often overdo the AC. Style solution:
the little black panel dress. Pair it with a long cardi, and belt it for
even more definition Later on, go for serious sparkle that will get noticed in that dim movie-theater lighting:
we dare you to do both a statement necklace and earrings.
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